Tommaso Pietro Pellini
Process Systems Engineer at Novo Nordisk Manufacturing Kalundborg
Name: Tommaso Pietro Pellini
Company: Novo Nordisk Manufacturing Kalundborg
Title/education: Process Systems Engineer / MSc Biochemical Engineer
I ended up in Denmark because
I wanted to study abroad during my master's degree and to study within pharma. I applied to study at DTU for 2 years and found the opportunity to have an internship at Novo Nordisk. I preferred the opportunity to be in the industry instead of focusing on academia.
What surprises me most about working in Denmark is
Even though I did not have much experience when I started on the job market, I noticed that employees receive a high amount of trust. And I feel like I have been equally valued, both as a student and new colleague. On top of that, there is a good work life balance, and flat hierarchy.
My Danish colleagues are
My closest colleagues consist of a mixed team of young, international people. Our primary function is to use data to optimise production processes. Even though we are a young team we have proven ourselves in the field. My other colleagues are open to try to speak English, and I have also learned a bit of Danish to break the ice.
Life in Denmark is
It is flexible. You work until 4 or 5 pm and still have time to do other activities in the evening such as sports. I commute 100 km to Kalundborg from Copenhagen daily, with the company bus. In Copenhagen, I get around by bike, because it is a very bike friendly city. There is an open culture, and everyone speaks English, and one of the plusses is that there is always an English language option on national webpages.
I would recommend anybody moving to Denmark to
If you are considering moving to Denmark, you should find a place to stay if you are looking to live in a big city. Also, look up some of the guidelines on moving to Denmark and how to become a fully integrated citizen.